CAPE CANAVERAL (September 3, 2021) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will offer a “Feel the Heat” special package for the upcoming Inspiration4 launch. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft for this first-ever all-private, all-civilian orbital mission targeting no earlier than September 15 from Kennedy Space Center’s iconic Launch Complex 39A.
The Inspiration4 mission is organized to raise money and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will travel across a low-Earth orbit on a multi-day journey that will continually eclipse more than 90 percent of Earth’s population. The mission is commanded by billionaire Jared Isaacman, who will be joined by scientist and educator Sian Proctor, medical officer Hayley Arceneaux and mission specialist Christopher Sembroski.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers some of the closest public viewing of launches with distinctive experiences like live launch commentary from space experts and access to select exhibits and attractions prior to the launch.
Package: “Feel the Heat”
Location: Banana Creek at Apollo/Saturn V Center, four miles from Launch Complex 39A
Cost: $250 per person
- Two-day admission (second use is valid after launch, within 30 days)
- Special badge with lanyard
- Exclusive gift and mission lithograph
- Complimentary meal from Moon Rock Cafe
- Jumbotron live feed and commentary provided by a Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex space expert
- Bus transportation to and from Banana Creek
- Digital photo at Apollo/Saturn V Center
As always, the health and safety of employees and guests is the highest priority for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations, the visitor complex continues to operate at a limited attendance, accommodating social distancing, encouraging advance daily admission purchases, and implementing increased frequency of sanitization and disinfection. Due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases and the Delta variant, the visitor complex has updated the face mask policy. All guests, including those vaccinated against COVID-19, are required to wear face coverings in all indoor locations. This includes all attractions, attraction queues, show viewing areas, restaurants and buses. Guests who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are not required to wear face coverings outdoors. Additional details are available at: www.kennedyspacecenter.com/info/coronavirus.
Ticket packages are sold for the specific mission and not for a specific date. Packages can be booked via the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex website at the following link: www.kennedyspacecenter.com or by calling 855-737-5235. The limited-availability packages will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
*All launch viewing packages are mission specific and only valid on the date of the launch. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will not have viewing available for daily admission ticket holders and this launch is a blackout date for annual passes. Only guests who have valid launch package tickets will be able to access the visitor complex on the day of the launch.
About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun, inspiration and educational activities. Currently open with limited capacity due to COVID-19, included with admission are Heroes & Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, presented by Boeing, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, space films, the Rocket Garden, the all-new Planet Play and the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $57 + tax for adults and $47 + tax for children ages 3 – 11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
Lauren Eisele Walbert, Sandy Hillman Communications, email@example.com, 410-616-8943